<>http://www.bynicoleann.com/milaca-mn-portrait-photographer-birth-newborn-family<> Birth, Newborn and Family Heirloom Portraits — Weddings and Portraits - Nicole Hollenkamp Photography
This special time when baby is smallest is the most tender time for your newborn session. The love is raw and emotions are high. Remember this special time.
— Nicole

Your options


Newborn sessions take place 1-2 weeks after birth with subsequent sessions suggested at 4, 8, 12, 18 and 24 months. "Baby Planners" Baby plans are available for clients who wish to document baby from pregnancy through the first years. Available with 4,5 or 6 sessions, whichever suits your needs. When you purchase a baby planner's package you will have 5 years to use your purchased sessions. You will get 15% OFF OF a la carte products and special savings on Digital images and printing rights.

Professional products

1-2 weeks after your session you will come back to my studio where we will view your final edits and design products that suit your needs perfectly.

While low cost products are available by request they are considered Novelty items. These products will last 10-20 years if you are careful to take special care with them.

My line of heirloom products are printed on fine art papers and with the worlds best inks. They are then Mounted or Matted to create an archival piece.

Heirloom portraits purchased from me are designed to last up to 200 years.

Recommended products include Exquisite Albums(custom designed), Canvas(large format and wall arrangements), Framing, Folio Boxes, Digital Galleries, Online archiving. USB's.

CD's will quickly become obsolete and so they are not an available product.  We recommend the purchase of a custom USB, an online archive or digital download. We also recommend that you create copies of your digital images and store them in separate locations to ensure that your images are properly archived.

If you should need additional copies of your digital images on a USB or as a download these my be purchased for a $300 fee.

Newborn FAQ

We love all of the images
— L.P.

How do we Decide when to schedule our Newborn session?

Predicting baby's arrival can be difficult. I suggest that you look ahead to when baby is due and schedule their session for when they should be around 10 days old. Then call me when baby arrives, whether that is early, late, or right on time, and we will adjust the session time if needed. The goal is to capture images of your baby at between 3-12 days old.

Will I be able to get family portraits as well?

Excluding my half sessions where our goal is to get a few updated images of the children. Family portraits are a special part of every full session package. I make sure to catch sibling shots and beautiful shots of mom or dad with the new baby, mom and dad together and then the whole group.

How long will my Newborn's session last?

Each session package varies with the Newborn sessions being the longest. We will reserve 3.5 hours for this session as new baby's can be unpredictable.


I am having my baby boy circumcised. Do you need to know that?

Circumcision can play a key factor in the resulting photographs. When possible please schedule your session for before this procedure is done to make sure baby is as comfortable as possible during their session. If baby has his procedure done before his session we should try to give him 3-5 days to heal for best results. Just contact me and I will help you adjust your session to another available time slot.

What should I expect for this experience?

My Full service experience will take you through the planning process to help make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Each session is tailored to the needs of each client. At each session I take special care with your little one making sure to get a variety of images and waiting to catch that tiny smile. I pay close attention to detail and perfect each shot as much as possible. After your session you will be invited back to the studio where you will get to see your images for the first time. You will be invited to place your order at this time. I will be there with you every step of the way to make sure your questions are answered and needs are met.


I meet with or chat on the phone with my clients before their session. Sessions are scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure proper preparation.

We will plan together where the portraits will take place I explain the best options for lighting. I make sure you know exactly what to expect and set your mind at ease so you are really prepared and excited for session day.